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Spring 2018 – NYSDEC

Promoting a Toxic Free Future for New York State

The ‘Spring 2018’ CleanSweepNY collection event was very productive with 20,011 pounds of chemical wastes collected for disposal from 6 participating entities. This collection event brings the grand total of chemical wastes collected across 25 CleanSweepNY collection events to 1,837,222 million pounds.

The wastes collected included 13,624 pounds of pesticides, 1,026 pounds of used tractor oil, 2,730 pounds of non- hazardous flammable liquids, and 2,631 pounds of old gasoline.

Due to the need to finalize a new CleanSweepNY contract with a private waste hauler and the lack of adequate time to properly plan and conduct a collection, the Fall 2018 collection that was to target NYSDEC’s Region 9 counties has been cancelled. Planning for a Region 9 collection during the spring of 2019 will take place. CleanSweepNY participants will be required to register by calling or e-mailing CleanSweepNY staff at the following:

Telephone: 877-793-3769
E-Mail: info@cleansweepny.org

CleanSweepNY Services are Not Available to Homeowners.

CleanSweepNY services are provided to farmers and owners of former farms, all categories of NYS certified pesticide applicators, pest control companies, landscapers, cemeteries, golf courses, marinas, and other entities possessing unwanted or unusable pesticides and other waste chemicals. Each participant is responsible for transporting their materials to the collection site. CleanSweepNY results in enhanced stewardship of the environment through the improved management and proper disposal of unusable pesticides and other chemical wastes. These materials may pose human health risks upon exposure and represent a potential hazard to New York State’s groundwater and surface water resources.

CleanSweepNY collections are organized by NYSDEC staff with the collaboration of NYSDOT who generously provides sites for the collection of unwanted chemical materials.

CleanSweepNY is supported by Cornell Cooperative Extension, the Agricultural Container Recycling Council, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, New York Farm Bureau, and other related grower associations.

Please do not contact NYSDOT for CleanSweepNY information.

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